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be receding, but the frustration on staten island seems to be growing. >> fema won't help us. >> reporter: and local officials pleaded for more supplies. >> they cannot go on. this is america. it's not a third world nation. >> reporter: one even attacking the re cross, which just arrived here today. >> people are buried in their own homes. nothing to eat, nothing to drink. >> reporter: but today, in the tottenville section of staten island, a neighborhood almost completely destroyed be i the storm, we saw relief in action. >> so, they got pizza, they got socks and gloves. come on over. >> reporter: this used to be mike abruzzo's home. >> my youngest daughter yesterday, faith, said, daddy, i want to go home. i just told her that, it's going to be awhile, hon. she don't understand. she's 6. >> reporter: almost nothing remains. except for a few small tokens. while we were there, neighbors arrive with his wedding picture, found several blocks away. like so many we talked to, he repeated over and over, "at least my family is safe." his neighbors across the street were not so lucky. two of them
donations and encourage more but he avoided questions about his previous stance on the role of fema. >> governor, would you eliminate fema if you were president? >> reporter: president obama stayed in washington to visit red cross, attend briefings with governors and utility ceos. >> i think he's handled it well. >> reporter: compassionate or calculated, depending on who called into the radio show in youngstown, ohio. >> where was it when it happened in ben gaza and i and he flew t snas he learned his lesson. >> reporter: a vital corner of a vial state with 28 visits from romney this year, 19 from obama. >> president obama wasn't able to come as planned because of the storm. >> reporter: do you think that hurts his cause in ohio? >> absolutely not. i think more people respect him for doing what what the president is supposed to do. >> reporter: the drizzle wasn't enough to keem elaine from going door to door on obama's behalf tonight. >> hi, how are you? >> reporter: hello. a few miles away brothers and roger did the same for romney. >> i don't think personally that after four years
been forgotten. >> i have -- red cross, salvation army, fema, nobody. >> reporter: it'll take weeks to recover from the destruction and parts of new york city are still paralyzed. some subway service has returned and it was announced that power will be restored to all of manhattan by saturday. with limited photograph are i can into the city lines for buss are growing people ordered to drive with three passengers are stuck in traffic or running out of gas. >> i had this luckyly so i just got out of my car and ran to the nearest gas station. >> reporter: the coast guard is working to bring in more fuel and the marathon is still a go despite criticism that runner runners will go through devastated areas. >> and families could only stand by helplessly as trees came falling down around their homes. this video from long island, john wassing as sandy toppled multiple trees right down the street. the fire then started at the end of the street. just watch the trees. >> furniture and debris all piled up. the devastation is so bad leaders aren't sure how many homes have been impacted. a bea
action taken by fema and the military make a difference? alex perez is in clifton, new jersey. good morning to you, sir. >> reporter: dan, good morning. everyone is hoping that shipment will make a big difference almost immediately. the owner of this gas station sold 8,000 gallons into the late hours. and he won't be getting a new shipment, more gasoline, until late this afternoon. now, most of the people here are hoping that this fema and military shipment that's headed our way will maka difference in this region very soon. this morning, new york is opening up. and new jersey is cracking down, in an effort to improve the tri-state gas shortage. the new york port has been open for gas tankers for the first time since sandy made landfall. >> we actually saw a fuel barge coming down the hudson river before. >> reporter: until things return to normal, governor chris christie has signed an executive order, rationing gas for passenger vehicles in 12 counties. >> we're on top of the gas situation. >> reporter: here's how it works. starting at noon, owners of cars with license plates endin
been, in my opinion, very forward-leaning and proactive. we have representatives here from fema, we have assets that the federal government has brought in, including the fast water rescue teams that are here. and the president signed our prelandfall declaration, i think first among all of the states that applied. so, the new fema is greatly improved, and we're very appreciative for the very cooperative way in which we've been going about this. we had a conference call yesterday that the president himself initiated, with all of the governors, including mayor stephanie rawlings-make and the mayor of philadelphia and others up and down the east coast. and that's what you would expect your government to do. especially in times like this, we should be working together as one team and that's what we're doing. that is, though, an improvement from not too many years ago, when typically, you would only see fema and the federal help arrive after the disaster hit. anyone else? >> a little bit of [ inaudible question ] >> sure. let me call up colonel brown. colonel, do you want to talk about th
made at a debate last year in which he said some of fema's responsibilities should be turned over to the states. >>> and sandy is looming large over next week's presidential election with officials scrambling to make up for time lust to the stotime -- time lost to the storm. >> early voting sites were forced to close in battleground states like north carolina and virginia. maryland extended early voting to friday. pennsylvaniaians have until tomorrow to request an absentee ballot. despite the tragedy if you care about the election get out there and vote. >> hate to hear any stories that are going to come about in the next week or so that people weren't able to get to the polling centers. >> the power of the polling sites. logistical issues. >> in manhattan, something of an unfortunate tourist destination has popped up, or, i guess, come down, maybe, we don't want it to come down. it's this massive crane. that is just toppled over in sandy's winds. just dangling. >> kind of become an icon of the storm damage up here. still hanging in there. it has been secured for now. they tell us
. president obama stopped campaigning today to meet with fema. mitt romney had to cancel rallies in the state of maryland a short time ago, calling off the first day of early voting tomorrow. and look at this tonight. it all comes as the latest abc news poll shows this is a dead heat, mitt romney, ahead of president obama by just one point, 49% to 48%. and with a race this tight, a big question tonight -- could the hurricane upend this final stretch? here's abc's senior political correspondent jon karl tonight. >> reporter: it's mother nature's october surprise. a storm so big and so destructive, it could throw the campaign's final week into chaos. >> the storm will throw a little bit of havoc into the race. >> reporter: for president obama, it meant canceling two upcoming events and visiting fema headquarters, vowing an immediate response to the storm. >> we're going to cut through red tape, we're not going to get bogged down with a lot of rules. we want to make sure we are anticipating and leaning forward. >> reporter: there are political stakes, too. a chance for the president to show deci
it as an opportunity to express that fema and this should be a state issue not necessarily a federal run issue that the state should have. supremacy over that. >> right. >> definitely like you said, a distraction that they, that they -- what are we talking politics? and binders? >> the president's day job. he has to go do that for a few days. >> of course going to be following the latest on hurricane sandy throughout the morning. make sure you stay with abc news, both onisha^ and online for complete coverage of the storm. >>> most of of will remember this day for the hurricane and whatever it may bring. but for these san francisco giants, they are waking up this morning as world series champions. the giants defeated the detroit tigers last night in game four, final score of this one, 4-3, the game went ten innings. gave the giants their second world series title in three years. a clean sweep for the giants. what happened to your tigers, paula, not even competitive? >> they swept the yankees. they had the near week-long layoff. and they were idle for a week. i don't think, it doesn't, in the pl
to upper 30s over the weekend. this morning, "the wall street journal" reports fema has generators sitting in storage. while families like this mother and daughter, living 17 flights up, are without power. telling our diane sawyer, their water is now running out, too. >> that's all the water we have left. >> it's almost gone. >> the feeling is, for a disaster this large, there should be an all-hands on deck feeling. and every generator, within thousands of miles, should be helping people who are without power and who are in need. and this picture from the new york post this morning, tells another story. look at the giant generators. these things are huge. and right now, they're sitting, unplugged, not being used, outside of where the new york city marathon will be in central park. and a lot of people are asking the questions that, shouldn't every generator be plugged in and giving lights and power to the people that need it? >> boy, you're right about that. a lot of people very angry about that decision. >>> we're going to look at the gas lines all across the region right now. one of the r
into the harbor. in new jersey, fema and the national guard are working with gas companies to supply empty stations. >> so, we're on top of the gas situation. >> reporter: and that help could not come any sooner, diane. even at this hour, there is still a long line of people waiting for gas here at this station in clifton, new jersey. the owner items me he got a full gas delivery early this morning. he expects to be completely dry within an hour. diane? >> and we saw one of those people waiting rubbing his hands in the cold. thank you, alex. >>> and, a couple of notes on the storm right now, we want to tell you the latest on those natural gas leaks in the town of seeside heights, new jersey. you'll remember we showed you the hissing leaks, residents terrified of fire. well, tonight, we can report that new jersey natural gas has shut off all the gas valves. the danger, they tell us, is over. >>> and, so many of you wanted to know about the 53-year-old woman we met yesterday while we were climbing the dark stairs in her apartment building. we encountered her, she said she had had chest pain.
on today, homeland security secretary janet napolitano and fema will be touring hard hit staten island. reporting live renee marsh back to you. >>> sandy knocked out power to more than 340,000 people. this in just or area. most people have their lights back on. we checked bge's website and there are about 3500 customers still experiencing outage more than half of them are in baltimore county. crews do expect to restore service toy person by tonight. >> they will need that power because the temperature keeps getting cooler and cooler. it's fall and it feels seasonal for us. but, the cold nights are tough. >> let's go over to lynette charles and see what we have in store. >> all right. temperatures are going to fall tonight actually the temperatures are well below average. these temperatures that we have been dealing with for the past several days are more like temperatures we get in late november. right now, we are on the chilly side this morning waking up in clarksville. 40 degrees, 42 in elkton and glen bernie and -- at 41. we will have the wind chill. maryland's most powerful radar i
views on fema funding yesterday. but during a debate last year, he suggested he would favor turning over some of fema's responsibilities to the states. >> every time you have an occasion to take something from the federal government and send it back to the states, that's the right direction. >> reporter: romney campaign says he believes fema has a major role to play in hurricane relief. the race looks as tight as ever, george. but new polls out this morning from "the new york times" and cbs, shows that the president has a slight lead in the three biggest battleground states of florida, virginia and ohio. >> jon, thanks very much. >>> back to josh with other top stories. >> we're going to begin with wall street reopening this morning after the first two-day closure caused by weather since 1888. many wall street firms face big problems with flooding and power and just with getting their employees to work today. critics say the exchanges are no better prepared for emergencies now than they were before the attacks of 9/11. >>> and some experts now say the economic toll from hurricane sandy c
to project leadership. >> speaking today with the national weather service and folks at fema they're preparing for the landfall of a very, very dangerous hurricane. >> reporter: a tougher task perhaps for the candidate who does not runt f the federal government. with president obama in washington, d.c. you may wonder why i and the press corps are here in florida, the bottom line it wasn't safe for our press chart tire fly become to washington. we are not exactly "air force one." so we are sitting here waiting for president obama to decide to when he is going to resume his time on the campaign trail and catch up with him there. cynthia. >> thank you to you, jake tapper. "good morning america" will have all of the latest updates in the morning with nearly 5 million people still without power, 13 reported dead, the atlantic coast, picking up the pieces from the whaeak of the storm effects could ripple across the midwest and atlantic states. check in for the updates on abcnews.com. stay safe, america. good night from all of us at abc news. hours. but none so stark as the one from lowe
to rise in the aftermath of hurricane sandy. officials promised fema is doing everything it can to help. >> we want to help get things back to normal as quickly as possible. schools open, stores open. >> reporter: in new jersey, emergency crews and the national guard are still going door to door searching for survivors where families have been stranded by floodwaters for days. natural gas fires continue to burn in man locating where homes were flattened and with millions still in the dark, 64,000 utility workers in a dozen states are working around the clock to turn the power on. >> one pole at a time. how you got to go. you got to pick through it. >> yay! >> got our lights back. thank you, lord. >> reporter: commuters have been ordered to have at least three people in their cars and gas lines are growing. >> i hagot here at 9:59 a.m. an it's 1:00 in the afternoon, three hours. >> reporter: the coast guard is now helping to bring fuel into the city and sunday's big new york city marathon is still a go despite criticism that the runners will be traveling near areas devastated by sandy. r
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